Pictured: Katharine McPhee, Anna Camp, Anna Paquin, Janina Gavankar, Jessica Clark
The premiere of HBO’s True Blood season six took place at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. Tune in on June 16th for the start of a 10 episode run, as compared to the 12 episodes from past seasons. For those who follow the show, Brian Buckner takes as day-to-day showrunner. For more information leading up to Sunday’s premiere, visit HBO’s True Blood.
The premiere of the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones took place last night in L.A. The 10 episode run starts on March 31st and roughly based on the first half of “A Storm of Swords”, the third of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels by George R. R. Martin. Emilia Clark continues as Daenerys Targaryen along with Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Michelle Fairley. For more info, visit Game of Thrones at HBO.com.
Simon Cowell Hooked Up with the delicious “True Blood” actress Janina Gavankar, or at least we’re gonna assume Simon didn’t just take the 32-year-old bombshell out to a nice dinner at Cecconi’s in Hollywood & then dropped her back at home afterward. He’s been dealing w/ a lot of stress as of late, so it’s comforting to know that the guy can at least he can hammer some of it away by having sex with young Hollywood starlets.
The world-famous music mogul, who’s man behind boy-band/cash-cow One Direction, is currently dealing with really shitty ratings compared to NBC’s “The Voice,” as well as a lawsuit courtesy of former co-judge Cheryl Cole. The sexy singer, who was apparently one of Simon’s close friends, is reportedly suing the makers of the American version of “X Factor” for £1.4 million ($2.2 million) after she was unfairly fired from her judging post & subsequently replaced by Nicole Scherzinger (who really sucked ass during her season on the show). Nicole is currently a judge on the UK version of the show–a post once held by Cheryl.
Photo Credit: Getty Images; Pictured: Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre & Janina Gavankar
For those of you bastards who caught the 2012 MTV VMAs, you might have noticed the Lil Wayne rocking bright red Beats By Dre headphones while chilling in the front row next to Drake & Nicki Minaj. Those babies are from his new Beats Pro line and in celebration of the new partnership, Weezy & Beats Electronics took over the Playhouse Nightclub in L.A. following the VMAs. The party included a selection of A-list guests including Wiz Khalifa, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and LMFO. Oh yeah, there was also the sexy 31-year-old actress Janina Gavankar (most recently on HBO’s “True Blood”; see her Wiki for more).
If that wasn’t enough, Weezy took the stage at around 1AM to bust out a few beats to a somewhat tipsy crowd thanks to the fully stacked open bar. He absolutely killed it on stage at the VMAs even though every other word was censored, so we’re sure he killed it on stage at Playhouse. Why invite a guy to sing on stage when you’re bleep ever other word?! I never understood that one.
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Taking place last night at The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Montblanc presented “The 24 Hour Plays: Los Angeles”, a benefit for Urban Arts Partnership. Basically the task was to write, direct, and perform a play within 24 hours and included the participation of the likes of Jason Biggs, Brooklyn Decker, Ashley Greene, Joshua Jackson, Rosie Perez, Jason Ritter, and Wilmer Valderrama. The proceeds from the event benefit Urban Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization “dedicated to advancing the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts- integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.” [Source]
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Pictured: Anna Paquin, Camilla Luddington, Janina Gavankar, Krysten Ritter
HBO’s True Blood is heading into its fifth season and as being a non-follower of the show there’s not really much we can write about in terms of the storylines but our assumption is that there’ll continue to be continued gratuitous nudity with each episode. The new season will contain 12 episodes and premieres on June 10th. Catch up on season four at True Blood at HBO.com.
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Pictured: Rosario Dawson, Janina Gavankar, Eliza Dushku, Bai Ling
Marley is the upcoming documentary film about Bob Marley; his life, music, and legacy. The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald and included rare footage, performances, and interviews with the people who knew Bob the best. Look for it in theaters and VOD release on 4/20.
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Pictured: Aisha Tyler, Ashley Madekwe, Cassie Scerbo, Christa B. Allen
LOGO’s 2012 “NewNowNext” Awards took place last night at the Avalon in Hollywood. Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the award show honored those in the film, television, fashion and music industries with their own set of categories. LOGO’s “NewNowNext” Awards 2012 will premiere on Monday, April 9, at 10/9C on LOGO. Here’s a few of the winners and the categories:
– Next Mega Star – Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”)
– Most Addictive Reality Star – Nadia G. (“Bitchin’ Kitchen,” Cooking Channel)
– Cause Your Hot – Naya Rivera (“Glee,” Fox)
– TV You Betta Watch – “GCB” (ABC)
– Best New Indulgence – “Revenge” (ABC)
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Pictured: Janina Gavankar, Kat Graham, Mayra Veronica, Renee Olstead
Co-founded by Alicia Keys, Keep a Child Alive held their Black Ball in NYC last night to raise money in support of families affects by HIV/AIDS. Along with Alicia, the night included performances by Usher, Mary J. Blige, and Norah Jones, to name a few. For $100,000 you could’ve bought yourself a “Nirvana Table” for 10 guests that basically gave you ‘platinum’ access and recognition. Otherwise, individual tickets set you back $5,000. For more info, visit the Keep a Child Alive website.
In addition to Jessica Szohr, these four ladies also took in the Herve Leger fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC. Some of you might not be familiar with Janina Gavankar as I was surprised that we had even posted her in the past but after hitting up the Wiki, here’s more info on HBO’s True Blood’s Luna.
Janina Zione Gavankar (born November 29, 1980) is an American actress and musician of mixed Indian and Dutch descent. Gavankar is also trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gavankar’s is known for her more notable roles as Papi, a promiscuous lesbian in The L Word, Leigh Turner, a cop with a big secret on “The Gates”, and Ms. Dewey, the personification of a Microsoft branded search engine who comments about the user’s searches. Gavankar has appeared in theatre, commercials, short films, independent films, as well as Barbershop and its sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business. [Wiki]
HBO’s True Blood premiered it’s fourth season at the ArcLight Cinemas last night. According to the Wiki, season four is loosely based on the fourth novel in The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, Dead to the World.. Look for it to premiere on HBO on Sunday, June 26th. For more info, visit HBO’s True Blood website.